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UnMetal Review
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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


UnMetal is an adventure shooting game where you play Jesse Fox, who has been unjustifiably imprisoned in a military prison. Set in the early 70's and Drawing on 80's TV shows like The A-Team and games like Metal Gear, you escape using what you can find around the world to make improvised weapons.

Play involves punching, shooting and killing enemies, interacting with the pixelated environments to collect useful items. You can combine anything you find to create MacGuyver-style gadgets, weapons and explosives. As you progress you uncover a clandestine plot you need to overthrow.

It's a combination of stealth exploration combat with point-and-click style adventure item management. As you progress you gain experience and skills that open more options for dispatching with enemies.

Throughout the game are voice-acted characters and narration. It's all very tongue and cheek with loads of satirical culture, gaming and movie references. This, combined with the retro gameplay and exploration makes UnMetal an unusual game.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 28/09/2021

Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Shooting and Stealth

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: Vs Evil (@Vs_Evil)



Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 10 players online.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language, Nudity.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


When you die in the game, the difficulty settings can be lowered so the player can continue in an easier way.

Although the game is generally low-pressure in terms of time limits, there are a couple of specific parts that the player needs to complete a mission in a limited amount of time. These are rare.
Our UnMetal Accessibility Report documents 28 accessibility features:

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